What is Linux hosting?
All computers need an operating system (OS) to control their services and run software programs. If you have a laptop, it will probably use a Windows or Mac OS. When it comes to web hosting, the predominant and most popular operating system used to run web servers is Linux. In simple terms, therefore, ‘Linux hosting’ and ‘Linux-based server’ refer to a web server that runs on the Linux operating system.
The benefit of a Linux server is that it enables website owners to build sites using popular, open-source platforms, like WordPress, and make use of highly functional programs like PHP, MySQL, Ruby, Python and SSH.
Is it necessary to understand how Linux works?
No. You do not need to understand the workings of a Linux operating system to run a website or manage your web hosting. It will work quietly in the background and with our Linux cPanel packages, we’ll make sure it always runs smoothly and is kept up to date.
When it comes to managing your website and web hosting, you can do this through your website’s admin panel and through the cPanel control panel. cPanel is the industry-leading control panel: it is designed specifically for Linux and comes with an intuitive and user-friendly interface from where you can access a wide range of tools to manage your hosting, including your domains, software, databases and email.
What are the main benefits of Linux Hosting with cPanel?
As an open-source operating system, not only is Linux free, keeping down the cost of your hosting; there is also a global community of skilled developers constantly improving it to provide additional performance, functionality and security. This helps your website perform better, do more things and remain secure.
Over the years, Linux hosting has developed a long-standing reputation for being a highly stable and secure OS. The huge numbers of developers ensure that any bugs or vulnerabilities are swiftly identified and patched to maintain stability and security.
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